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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment… The Good and The Bad

In many cases, the body can naturally recover from disease and injury. Although doctors have their place, it is really the wisdom of the body that does the heavy lifting. Chiropractic doctors especially recognize this healing capacity: the body needs no help, just no interference. Scientists commonly call this homeostasis and when diseases heal over [..]

Can Taking Supplements Help Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complex disease that requires a comprehensive approach. Often, the spine is neglected and chiropractic care is, therefore, underutilized. This seems surprising since so many patients have spinal pain and chiropractic care is one of the most proven treatments for this condition. Chiropractic care for the fibromyalgia patient may also incorporate a structured [..]

Can Chiropractic Really Help Headaches?

Adults may experience many different kinds of headaches. A primary headache is a headache that is not a part of another disease process. Secondary headaches can come from a poor eyeglass prescription, diabetes, the flu, or even a brain tumor. The most common primary headaches are tension-type, migraine, and cervicogenic (from the neck). Tension type [..]

What Does the Neck Really Do?

The nervous system is the master control network for your body, directing virtually every function and action from monitoring your life needs to precisely responding to threats to your health. Each system—from your cardiovascular system to your digestive and immune systems—is directed through nerve impulses originating in your brain or spinal cord that travel through [..]

The Influence of Pre-Accident Degenerative Joint Disease

aThis month it’s time for us to discuss the remarkably common nature of cervical spine degenerative joint disease in the general population. In a book titled Painful Cervical Trauma, John Hopkins University School of Medicine neurosurgeon John Aryanpur, MD, states:“Degenerative spondylosis, or osteoarthritis, of the cervical spine is common in all individuals over 50 years of [..]

Low Back Pain: Is It Serious?

Back problems can cause a good deal of worry and for good reason. Any problem that doesn't go away on its own in a reasonable period of time should be a cause for concern. Rarely, severe back pain can be caused by tumors and other destructive processes, so it's important to have these serious conditions [..]

Vitamin Therapy For My Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

As with most problems of the body, there are a multitude of causes and treatments and rarely is there a magic bullet for anything, including carpal tunnel syndrome. When this condition is suspected, a doctor of chiropractic will look at how the wrist and neck are aligned to see if there is an irritation or [..]

Fibromyalgia and the Upper Neck

How can a spinal problem possibly contribute to fibromyalgia symptoms such as chronic musculoskeletal  pain? In many disorders involving musculoskeletal pain, the nervous system is involved in some degree and the nervous system itself can get affected by structural changes in the spinal column. When viewing the neck from the side, there should be a [..]

Surgery For Headaches?

We certainly hope not. Unless you have a brain tumor, surgery is rarely an option considered by people with benign headaches. When we say benign, we mean not caused by cancer or some other serious medical disorder. Benign headaches can, in fact, be quite disabling and can completely disrupt a person's quality of life. Although [..]

Car Accidents and Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain following an automobile collision is probably more common than you think. Whiplash injuries, especially serious ones, are notorious for causing pain and disability beyond the neck. Whiplash is considered a full-body disorder and symptoms can range from pain to dizziness, headache, and fatigue. Depending on the type of collision and what type of [..]